Planning an Eco-Indie Wedding

Real Weddings: Minhee Park and Truman Cho

Posted on: February 9, 2009

Fellow elementary school classmates (just like my fiance and I), below are a few of my favorite elements from the wedding of Minhee Park and Truman Cho, as featured on Martha Stewart Weddings.

“In fourth grade, most boys are more interested in teasing girls than being friends with them. But even at age 9, Truman Cho knew there was something he liked about Minhee Park, his classmate at Laguna Road Elementary School in Fullerton, California. The two stayed friends throughout high school and college but it was not until 1997 (14 years after they first met) that Truman asked Minhee out on a date.”

“In keeping with the school theme, letterpress invitations, maps and reply cards were printed on vintage notebook paper by Minhee’s company, Paper + Cup. Attendance reports asked guests to indicate who was coming. All the components slipped inside a small manila folder printed with the couple’s names and address label peek through the outer envelope.”

“A desk on loan from a nearby school had apples for the teacher (actually seating cards). The placard on the table paid homage to Mrs. Cogan, Minhee and Truman’s fourth-grade teacher.”

“Each guest looked for his or her name, handwritten in perfect penmanship on vintage graph paper. The table number was indicated on a numbered sticker (made by running the paper through a sticker machine from a craft store) on each apple.”

“Vintage lunch trays were for guest to collect their dinner cafeteria-style. The wooden utensils were hot-stamped with the couple’s names, and paper napkins were rubber stamped with the date.”

“Each guest’s place was outlined in chalk on a roll of black paper. Red artist’s tape secured the corners to the tablecloth and single-flower arrangements rested in milk bottles, lattes bowls and ceramic tumblers. Votive candles illuminated paper bags trimmed with scalloping shears.”

“On the tables were pop quizzes about the couple for guests to fill out and deposit in drop boxes covered in paper. Minhee and Truman mailed the graded quizzes after the wedding with their thank-you notes.”

“No one could resist the blackboard guest-book station. Guests stepped up to doodle and write notes for the bride and groom. The blackboard was a backdrop for instant Polaroid photos that got placed in the guest book.”

“Self-adhesive photo corners were attached to the pages of a vintage accounting book in advance so guests could easily slip pictures into place.”

“Ice cream was one of the sweets served at the reception. The wood spoons were hot stamped with the couple’s names.”

[Images courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings]

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2 Responses to "Real Weddings: Minhee Park and Truman Cho"

Now, these are cute ideas! Oh my goodness… so sweet!

All of the red certainly wouldn’t work for Logan and I, but they did a fantastic job of carrying the theme throughout the whole day.

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